Our dream is that by Wearing a Rainbow Ribbon everyday, people that are struggling to Accept and Love themselves for who they are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) will see lots of us in everyday jobs, in supermarkets, cafe, theatres etc. and know they aren't alone.
Why everyday? Why not have just one day in the year like the others? We can't predict when someone may need to see a Rainbow Ribbon to know that they aren't the only LGBT person in the village. Yet, many people feel isolated and this may cause someone to attempt suicide.
By doing this, would it be possible that we might prevent another LGBT person from #suicide?
“Homophobia and the closet are allies. Like an unhealthy co-dependent relationship they need each other to survive. One plays the victim living in fear and shame while the other plays the persecutor policing what is ‘normal’. The only way to dismantle homophobia is for every gay man and lesbian in the world to come out and live authentic lives. Once they realise how normal we are and see themselves in us….the controversy is over.
It is interesting to think what would happen though....on a particularly pre-determined day that every single gay man and lesbian came out. Imagine the impact when, on that day, people all around the world suddenly discovered their bosses, mums, dads, daughters, sons, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, doctors, neighbours, colleagues, politicians, their favourite actors, celebrities and sports heroes, the people they loved and respected......were indeed gay.
All stereotypes would immediately be broken.....just by the same single act of millions of people…..and at last there would no longer be need for secrecy. The closet would become the lounge room. How much healthier would we be emotionally and psychologically when we could all be ourselves doing life without the internal and societal negatives that have been attached to our sexual orientation.” Anthony Venn-Brown Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI)
#WaRRe #LGBT #ComingOut #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention